Lightweight Non-Ferrous Alloys

Aluminum alloys

Magnesium alloys


High Performance Non-Ferrous Alloys

Titanium alloys

Nickel alloys

Cobalt alloys


Advanced Alloys and Processes


Bulk metallic glasses

Advanced casting processes

Shape memory alloys

Metal matrix composites

Complex concentrated alloys


Advanced Processing

Mines Advanced facilities coupled with member company semi-solid die-casting facilities

  • Mines foundry and physical metallurgy laboratories include induction and muffle melting furnaces, acoustic mixing and molten metal stirring capabilities
  • Differential thermal analysis-DTA that includes simultaneous DSC and TGA, dilatometry up to 1600°C.
  • Extensive light and electron microscopy, XRD, XPS, chemical analysis
  • Extensive mechanical testing facilities: tensile, compression, impact, fracture toughness, hardness, fatigue, damping capacity, wear and tribometry
  • Heat treatment – solution annealing and aging furnaces
  • ThermoCalc and HSC thermodynamic data computer packages.

Computational Facilities